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Levy ([personal profile] occults) wrote2012-09-24 05:38 pm

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I haven't mentioned how much I hate my Physics class yet so I'mma just go and do that now then. Get it out of the way so people can skip my bitching and moaning.

So we use this website to do homework and reading assignments. And at first the site is made so that you get 5 attempts to do each problem. The site never takes off points for getting a question wrong, until you use up all 5 tries then you get a 0% on the question, unless your teacher changes it. So, yeah, my teacher changed it. I just now did a problem, multiple choice, and I got the question wrong once before getting it right, so 4 out of 5 attempts, and it dropped my grade to a 67%.

I am just...so done with this fucking stupid bullshit. She doesn't even care and it's like, getting it wrong once should not drop my grade to a 3.33/5.00 it's just ridiculous! And we've complained to her about it but she doesn't really give a shit so, oh well I guess. That's her usual answer. It's like as a student I am more worried about getting the right answer and the full points so I don't fail your stupid fucking class, so I will use whatever means necessary to get the right answer. Which means using yahooanswers or some other sites. It doesn't give me a challenge, it doesn't help me whatsoever, it just fucking stresses me out, you stupid bitch.

Instead of giving us 5 tries and taking off full credit, because I mean by then if you haven't worked out the problem then yeah you obviously don't know how to do it, but no you get points off anyway for guessing wrong or putting in the wrong amount of significant figures (which is also bullshit by the way). But yeah there's my little rant for the evening.

Fuck this class and fuck mastering physics.
hickumu: (Momo)

[personal profile] hickumu 2012-09-25 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
...this website isn't called WebWork by any chance, is it? /bad flashbacks
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[personal profile] hickumu 2012-09-25 01:52 am (UTC)(link)
...good god, just at a glance, that's hideous.

WebWork is what we used for math, and I think it could also be used for science. That said, reading over your description, I have a new appreciation for it, despite the hideous system failure rate. We still had an answer limit but we could get partial credit on each attempt and, once we'd gotten it right, it stayed right.
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[personal profile] hickumu 2012-09-25 02:09 am (UTC)(link)
It puts fear into me, Levy. That just looks like the clunkiest, most needlessly complicated website ever, and I thought my school website was designed by Satan.

*wince* Oooooh, new teacher. That can be pretty hit or miss. From my experience, it's all about the attitude, and from what you say, she has a shitty attitude.

Do what you have to do, Levy. I mean, I can't believe I'm saying this, but that's an awful setup.

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[personal profile] folklorist 2012-09-25 02:21 am (UTC)(link)
My school's website isn't any better. It's not terrible but... not the prettiest either.

She kinda does. I don't really know what her deal is but, yeah. Nothing I can do besides to the free tutors and stuff.
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[personal profile] hickumu 2012-09-25 05:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I think, in terms of who has the worst website, it would come down to a tiebreaker over the housing registration and/or class lookup pages. Because, yeah, that isn't...impossibly awful. Not as bad as the homework website looked, anyway.

I bet she's trying to Establish Her Authority over you hooligans. Never mind that, in my experience, college students tend to resent being called hooligans. Well, is there an evaluation at the end of the semester, at least?
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[personal profile] hickumu 2012-09-25 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, if they're doin' it right, they'll type up your responses before submitting them, rather than submittng whatever you write (if you write your evaluations like we do here). So it's one of those rare cases of true anonymity, you might say. Take advantage of it!